Accord appears in Old English with the meaning "to reconcile" or "to bring into agreement," which was borrowed from its Anglo-French etymon, acorder, a word related to Latin concordāre, meaning "to agree." This original sense of accord is transitive, and in modern English it still occurs but infrequently. Its transitive sense "to grant or give as appropriate, due, or earned"—as in "The teacher's students accord her respect"—is more often encountered.
So your hope for any new president—small tests come that are successfully met. And then they feel good inside, they get larger and then they move on to the larger crises. But crises don't accord themselves to presidential needs.
— Doris Kearns Goodwin, quoted on NBC, 24 Dec. 2000
In according themselves with Title IX, schools are often faced with two choices: adding women's opportunities or cutting men's. As most schools are finding out, abiding by Title IX often means both.
— Daniel Roberts, The Montana Kaimin (University of Montana), 22 Oct. 1997
On the flip side, the verb's intransitive sense "to be consistent or in harmony" (which is usually used with with) is frequently found, as in "The testimony did not accord with the known facts" or "His plans for the company did not accord with other investors."
The noun accord has the meaning "agreement" or "conformity." It often occurs in legal, business, or political contexts where it is synonymous with treaty and other similar words for formal agreement.